Important note *The following itinerary is describing basic and general information to safeguard the schedule and the copyrights. If you wish to know more about the analytic schedule please feel free to contact us via e-mail (info@gstours.gr) or telephone (+302821043243).  Introduction  On May 20th 1941, world's history changed forever. The battle of Crete, or "operation Mercury" was one of the most important...
Adolf Hitler authorized Unternehmen Merkur (named after the swift Roman god Mercury) with Directive 28 the forces used were to come from airborne and air units already in the area and units intended for Unternehmen Barbarossa were to conclude operations before the end of May, Barbarossa was not to be delayed by the attack on Crete, which had to...
Every fact in our world's history is a result of human actions. The greatest war of all times hides secret agreements, political interests, profits and actions of human beings. In this short article we will analyze and see which people played the most important role and those behind the scenes. Hitler and Axis forces are slowly occupying Europe. Since...
May 20th 1941: The German invasion begins On 20 May 1941 the Germans activated the operation "Mercury". Landing among or near concealed the allies defensive positions, the paratroops and the glider's staff suffered extremely heavy casualties. Survivors of the battle managed to establish a foothold on the island, but at the end of the first day the German position was...
Early in the morning bombers are hitting the island hard for hours! And then silence... Suddenly the sky is full of multi-color parachutes. Soldiers looked like puppets! The people of Crete and its defenders could not believe that this is true! It was 20th of May 1941. This was the start of what is known as the Battle for...